This week the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Linden Street Historic District in Bushwick due to the neighborhood’s historic streetscape and distinctive row houses designed by Brooklyn architects.
Construction is rising on 520 Fifth Avenue, a 76-story residential supertall in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Rabina, which took over from Ceruzzi Properties and SMI USA in 2019, the 1,000-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 507,608 square feet with 98 residential units, as well as commercial space on the lower floors and four cellar levels. WSP is the structural engineer, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the façade consultant, and Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, one block north of Bryant Park.
The Durst Organization has opened a new 100-percent affordable housing property at 3-24 27th Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Designed by Dattner Architects, the 14-story building is located within the Durst Organization’s Halletts Point mega-development, which will eventually comprise seven buildings, 1,920 market rate apartments, and 480 affordable housing units along the East River waterfront.
This week Gindi Capital and Avery Hall closed on $110 million in construction financing for the development of a 13-story, 193-unit mixed-use, mixed-income building at 204 4th Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of the Gowanus and Park Slope neighborhoods on a full city block between Union and Sackett Street, the ground-up construction will also have an expansive amenity package including a rooftop lounge and pool. Affinius Capital LLC provided the construction financing for the project with financing arranged by Christopher Peck and Peter Rotchford of JLL.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 311 Franklin Avenue, a seven-story mixed-use building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by Sion Consulting and developed by Mathew Ahdoot of United Bay Ridge, the structure yields ten residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are three units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $90,858 to $187,330.